Lafayette Teen Organizes Digital Food Drive to Serve Local Food Bank
Harrison High School Student Leia Francis has activated the community to gather staple food supplies for Food Finders Food Bank
By: Harrison High School
LAFAYETTE, Ind. - May 7, 2020 - PRLog -- Leia Francis, a junior at Harrison High School, accompanied by Harrison's Student Council, has organized a digital food drive to serve her community, in this unique time of need. She and her classmates put together an Amazon Wishlist of items that Food Finders Food Bank is requesting to meet the increased demand within the Lafayette area.
Non-perishable food items including peanut butter, vegetables, tuna, and trail mix are among the items that have been donated by friends and family members within the Harrison High School community and around the country. According to Food Finders Food Bank, these items are most requested by those who use the food bank.
When schools closed for the year and she saw people losing their jobs due to coronavirus, Leia knew Harrison's Student Council could help, even while social distancing. "I started tossing around ideas for a community project with my peers, the Student Council sponsors, and Harrison's principal. Within a week, we had figured out details and the fundraiser was in progress!" Says Francis, an active member of 4H and Student Council president at Harrison High. That's when she decided a digital food drive would be the perfect way to help, without putting her community's health at risk. Items from the wishlist are shipped to Francis' house and she will deliver the goods to Food Finders Food Bank once the drive is over on May 18th.
So far, the community has raised $1,000 and collected 25% toward their goal. Anyone interested in donating, can do so through their wishlist.
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Page Updated Last on: May 07, 2020